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Review of BELvue Museum

BELvue Museum
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$29.85*
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The Brussels Card with Optional STIB Public Transportation
Ranked #66 of 412 things to do in Brussels
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The BELvue is the no. 1 museum for learning about Belgium and its history. Fully renovated in 2016, the museum sheds light on Belgium via seven contemporary themes and a gallery of 200 Belgian objects. Combining a strong exhibition design with artful displays and a gallery full of surprising objects, the BELvue showcases Belgium's history with a contemporary twist. Located in a magnificent eighteenth-century building adjoining the Royal Palace, the museum immerses you in Belgium, with all the fascinating aspects it entails. It's Belgian culture in the broadest sense of the term!
Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

One of the good historical museum i saw in europe. 6 sections on the 6 kings since foundation, and 9 sections on 9 periods, with clear chronological order.
A must for history lovers.

Thank louisarnout
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Belgium as a nation state exists since 1830. The museum covers the history of Belgium since that period, as well as the history of the monarchy. The museum is organized in a series of thematic rooms with numbered exhibits. A guide explaining these exhibits in multiple languages is available. If you have the stamina, combine the visit by all means with the Coudenberg palace, which shares its reception with the BelVue.

Thank hdkeulenaer
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The museum shows the way from before the establishment of the Belgian Monarchy, when Belgium was only a part of the Habsbourg Empire to today.
Well described are the Revolution and the fight for Independence, followed by the industrialisation (the first railway in continental Europe was inaugurated in Belgium!) and of course the two World Wars. A major part of the exhibits turn around the Monarchy and explain the different challengesthe Kings had to face and how they coped.
All in all a well done medium sized museum which gives you plenty of information about the foundation of Belgium and its history.
It is an important place to visit if you are interested in history.

Thank YvesRince
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Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Covers the history of Belgium from its foundation right. through to the present day, everything is numbered and you get a leaflet in English describing everything in the museum. €5 entrance or free with the Brussels card well worth it if you want to learn more about Belgium and its former colony The Congo.

Thank bigrob1978
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Makes history that I probably thought was boring in high school interesting, in telling the history of Belgium in relation to the Netherlands/rest of Europe (which I barely remembered anything about). Could be a bit more user-friendly; some of the photographs/displays didn't match up perfectly with the guide you are given when you enter. Definitely gives a good context in which to view Belgium today, having learned about its history- although a bit more info on before 1830 and after 2005 would be nice (they have this cool map that goes over the developments in Europe since 1000 or so, but a bit more info on what Belgium was before it gained independence in 1830 would be helpful).

Thank marmot55
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